Thursday, October 1, 2009

Fun Facts about science...

Did you know that there are 206 bones in the adult human body and there are 300 in children (as they grow some of the bones fuse together).
Wow... I got so many bones... 

Flea's can jump 130 times higher than their own height. In human terms this is equal to a 6ft. person jumping 780 ft. into the air.
That is why the flea in the hair can jump from head to head. To them is would be easy job... haha.. Better stay FAR FAR FAR away from people who have fleas in their hair. 

The most dangerous animal in the world is the common housefly. Because of their habits of visiting animal waste, they transmit more diseases than any other animal.

Snakes are true carnivorous because they eat nothing but other animals. They do not eat any type of plant material.
Eew... One of our lecturer will be scared to hear this.

100 years ago: The first virus was found in both plants and animals.

90 years ago: The Grand Canyon became a national monument & Cellophane is invented.

80 years ago: The food mixer and the domestic refrigerator were invented.

70 years ago: The teletype and PVC (polyvinyl-chloride) were invented.

60 years ago: Otto Hahn discovered nuclear fission by splitting uranium, Teflon was invented.

50 years ago: Velcro was invented.

40 years ago: An all-female population of lizards was discovered in Armenia.

30 years ago: The computer mouse was invented.

20 years ago: First test-tube baby born in England, Pluto’s moon, Charon, discovered.

10 years ago: First patent for a genetically-engineered mouse was issued to Harvard Medical School.

5 years ago: The first successful cloning of human embryo

 The smallest bone in the human body is the stapes or stirrup bone located in the middle ear. It is approximately .11 inches (.28 cm) long. Smallest??

 The longest cells in the human body are the motor neurons. They can be up to 4.5 feet (1.37 meters) long and run from the lower spinal cord to the big toe.

 The blue whale can produce sounds up to 188 decibels. This is the loudest sound produced by a living animal and has been detected as far away as 530 miles. 
That is how they communicate.

 The poison arrow frogs of South and Central America are the most poisonous animals in the world. 
I thought it was the scorpion. 

 A new born blue whale measures 20-26 feet (6.0 - 7.9 meters) long and weighs up to 6,614 pounds (3003 kg). 
That is huge...

The human eye blinks an average of 4,200,000 times a year.
That is a lot!
It takes approximately 12 hours for food to entirely digest.
So my dear friends who gets fat easily, try to control how much you eat. Same applies to me. LOL........

Human jaw muscles can generate a force of 200 pounds (90.8 kilograms) on the molars.

wow.. powerful... that is what we get to see in the Guiness books of record where they use they mouth to pull bus and even small plane.

These facts are from this website
I only took a few of it only. There are lots more. Go and explore and increase your knowledge. 

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